The creditors of bankrupt Skymark Airlines chose All Nippon Airways (ANA) as its equity partner going forward. This of course leaves Delta—again!—without a dance partner in Asia. With that news, we take the opportunity to consider the condition of Japan’s long-time duopoly. What does this mean for Japan Airlines (JAL) and Delta’s Asia business? Virgin Australia is having a tough time while Philippine Airlines is having the time of its life.
And in the Western world, Frontier Airlines is putting Humpty Dumpty back together again—profitably this time. We’ll explain in this week’s edition of The Airline Weekly Lounge.